Boy Dumplings: A Tasty Chinese Tale
Long ago in old Beijing, a hungry ghost finds a boy, who doesn't want to become a midnight snack! What wackiness ensues when the child tempts the ghost to make the tricky "Boy Dumplings" recipe.
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Praise for Boy Dumplings
“A fun, slightly spooky twist on the classic tale of a small child outwitting a villain”
-- School Library Journal
“… charming, whimsical fairy tale”
— Midwest Book Review
“Children will delight in the ghost’s gullibility…. Compestine’s haunting tale is an entertaining, not-too-scary offering.”
— Publisher’s Weekly
…a classic trickster tale, developing both characters and premise with humor.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“Capped with a promising recipe for Boy-Free dumplings at the end, this crowd-pleaser will make a delicious storytime…”
— ALA Booklist
“Exciting storytelling and Chinese culinary traditions create a delicious book for young readers.”
— San Francisco Chronicle
“… HYSTERICAL! A wonderful ‘trickster tale,’ I can’t wake to make the dumpling recipe!”
— Marla Conn, Readability
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